Workshop Series

Every month we play with a different theme to spark new poems. The month includes:

  • Three live workshops
  • One group sharing and feedback session
  • Access to our gallery of activities and suggested reading/watching/listening

Workshops and feedback sessions are 1 hour long and take place on Zoom.

Cost
£50 for a month-long series
£40 per month for ongoing membership 

Times
Mondays 12.30 – 1.30pm
Tuesdays 7.30 – 8.30pm

Thresholds

Lighthouse door

“We opened the door to the fairy house / at the oak’s black ankle. / You asked / What could happen? as you disappeared.” 
–  Kiki Petrosino, ‘Nursery’

To begin the year, we’ll step lightly over new thresholds to play with making poetry from other worlds, from landscapes we know and places we imagine. Drawing on poetry from W. B. Yeats to Kiki Petrosino, we’ll set off on new poetic journeys into the shadows and light. 

Runs from 18 January 2021 to 12 February 2021.

Songs

Music score

“You were / water to me / deep and bold and fathoming” 
– Grace Nichols, ‘Praise Song for My Mother’

For me, poetic form is all about sound and rhythm (and a little about shape). This month, we’ll begin to explore poetic form through the vehicle of the song. From Celtic folk songs to the informal sonnet, we’ll experiment with how poems can draw power from their sound.

Runs from 15 February 2021 to 12 March 2021.

Shapeshifters

Shapeshifting seal image

“Looking up, I saw a Hawthorn Queen / her crown alive with crawling berries.” 
– Jane McKie, ‘Hawthorn Queen’

In a poem, as in dreams, one being often becomes another. This month we’ll explore and create characters that shift between emotions, spaces, powers, inspired by poets from Adrienne Rich to Roger Robinson.

Runs from 15 March 2021 to 9 April 2021.